Focuses on the use of computer-driven rapid prototyping (RP) in medical applications. Enhancement of the quality of health care; Design process; RP options. INSET: A quick look at RP technologies, by D.P.M..
Reports on Stratasys Inc.'s purchase of rapid prototyping technology developed by the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York. Reason for the purchase; Terms of the purchase agreement.
Reports that 1994 was the most progressive year for the rapid prototyping in the computer industry in the United States according to Wohlers Associates. Systems sold in 1994; Estimated unit sales in 1995.
COMPUTER software, COMPUTER-aided design software, PLASTICS, and DESIGN
Discusses technological innovations in computer-aided design and manufacturing software that speed up the design-to-manufacturing process for plastic parts. Rapid prototyping of plastic parts; Key time factor in plastics manufacturing; Software capabilities. INSETS: Some free advice.;Rapid prototyping takes hold..
Reports on the financial performance of the rapid prototyping market according to Wohlers Associates. Product sales and services; Comparison with year ago performance; Breakdown of statistics; Expectations; Contact information.
Introduces the Activation prototyping tool from Coryphaeus Software. Combination of real-time modeling and playback software; Automatic generation of a blueprint of the prototype; Other features; Price.
Explores performance benchmarks for graphics capabilities of personal computers and workstations. Microprocessor performance; Operating system and system hardware architecture; Graphics performance; Application performance; Price/performance ratio; Photorealistic design; Desktop supercomputing; Digital prototyping.
Focuses on the use of virtual or feature prototyping to develop intuitive and ergonomically correct human/machine interfaces (HMI). Background information; Applications; Benefits; Computer-based training; Products available.
TECHNOLOGICAL innovations and AUTOMOTIVE engineering
Focuses on digital mock-up tools in examining large assemblies for automobiles. Purpose of a solid modeling system; Additional benefits; Use of virtual prototyping software from Division Inc. at Ford Motor Company; Definition of multi-processing. INSET: The virtual showroom..
PROTOTYPES, VIRTUAL reality, and COMPUTER simulation
Opinion. Looks at the technical challenges associated with feature-based virtual prototyping. Engineering analysis; Manufacturing challenges; Computer-aided design (CAD) software; Need for product-definition models to move from a geometry-centric CAD approach to a function-centric master model.
Computer Graphics World. Sep97, Vol. 20 Issue 9, p65. 5p. 3 Color Photographs, 1 Black and White Photograph.
PROTOTYPES, COMPUTER-aided design, and COMPUTER simulation
Looks at how digital prototyping is being applied in a number of design projects. Details of how the Formula One team known as Stewart Ford designed a race car using digital prototyping tools; Advantages of working in a virtual environment; Sandia National Laboratories' use of digital-prototyping technology; Boeing's development of its next generation 737 airliners using the technology.
COMPUTER-aided engineering software and SIMULATION software
Focuses on the growing use of concept modeling software tools for rapid prototyping. Advantages of concept modelers over conventional rapid prototyping equipment; Actua 2100 from 3D Systems; Genisys from Stratasys; Z402 from Z Corp.; ModelMaker II from Sanders Prototype Inc. INSET: Concept modelers: A comparison..